University of Holy Cross

Meet The Health Sciences Faculty


Kendra Anspaugh

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

kanspaugh@uhcno.edu

Education
M.S.P.H., Tulane University
B.S., Michigan State University


Melissa Cobos

Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Neurodiagnostic Technology

mcobos@uhcno.edu

Education
B.A., Metropolitan State University of Denver
Certificate in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology, Institute of Health Sciences; R. EEG T., ABRET


Dr. Jason H. Collins

Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

jcollins@uhcno.edu

Education
M.D., M.S.C.I., Tulane University
B.A., Tulane University


Gerald Keenan, PA-C

Professor and Director of Physician Assistant Studies

gkeenan@uhcno.edu

Education
B.S., M.M.S., St. Francis College; PA-C, NCCPA


Melissa McDowell M.B.A., R.T. (R)(ARRT)

Melissa McDowell M.B.A., R.T. (R)(ARRT)

Adjunct Faculty, Radiologic Technology Program

mmcdowell@ochsner.org
(504) 842-0711

Education
M.B.A., Louisiana State University, Shreveport
B.A. Entrepreneurship, Ashford University
A.S. Radiologic Technology, Valencia Community College

Academic Experience
Clinical Instructor, Radiologic Technology Program Professional Training Component since 2009

Professional Associations
Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists


Dr. John Robert McMullen

Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Director of Didactic Education PA Program

bmcmullen@uhcno.edu

Education
M.S., Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University
B.S., University of Texas Medical Branch; PA-C, NCCPA


Chimene Pitre M.S., R.T. (R)(CT)(ARRT)

Chimene Pitre M.S., R.T. (R)(CT)(ARRT)

Associate Professor, Radiologic Technology Program

cpitre@uhcno.edu
(504) 842-9208

Education
M.S. Health Administration University of St. Francis
B.S. Health Sciences University of St. Francis
Certificate in Radiologic Technology Charity Hospital of New Orleans

Academic Experience
Program Director, Radiologic Technology Program Professional Training Component since 2010
Clinical Instructor, Radiologic Technology Program Professional Training Component 2004 - 2010

Professional Associations
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists


Hollie Schexnayder B.S.R.T. (R)(ARRT)

Hollie Schexnayder B.S.R.T. (R)(ARRT)

Adjunct Faculty, Radiologic Technology Program

hollie.schexnayder@ochsner.org
(504) 842-5231

Education
B.S. Radiologic Technology, University of Louisiana at Monroe
A.S. Radiologic Technology, Our Lady of the Lake College

Academic Experience
Clinical Instructor, Radiologic Technology Program Professional Training Component since 2018


Dr. Morteza Shamsnia

Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences

mshamsnia@uhcno.edu

Education
M.D., Tehran University School of Medicine


Dr. Susan O'Brien van Loon

Dr. Susan O'Brien van Loon

Professor of Health Sciences

svanloon@uhcno.edu
(504) 398-2140

Education
Dr.P.H. Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
M.P.H. Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
M.S. Louisiana State University
B.S. Louisiana State University

Academic Experience
Professor, University of Holy Cross since 2003
Member of the faculty since 1978

Professional Associations
American Public Health Association
GLOBALink (International Tobacco Control Community)
Delta Omega (honorary society for graduates in Public Health)


Dr. Barbara Wizer

Dr. Barbara Wizer

Associate Professor of Biology and Health Sciences
Chair of Health Sciences Department
Director, Neurodiagnostic Technology Program

bwizer@uhcno.edu
(504) 398-2340

Dr. Wizer holds a dual appointment to the Departments of Biology and Physical Sciences and Allied Health.

Education
M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine
M.S., Tulane University
B.S., University of New Orleans
B.A., University of New Orleans

Professional Associations
American Academy of Neurology
ASET - The Neurodiagnostic Society

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